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San Francisco’s Big Seismic Gamble
"In light of the problems with the Millennium Tower, there are now increasing calls in California for a reassessment of earthquake risks, much of it focused on strengthening the building code. Right now the code says a structure must be engineered to have a 90 percent chance of avoiding total collapse. But many experts believe that is not enough. The code also does not specify that a building be fit for occupancy after an earthquake. Many buildings might not collapse completely, but they could be damaged beyond repair. The interior walls, the plumbing, elevators — all could be wrecked or damaged. 'When I tell people what the current building code gives them most people are shocked,' Dr. Jones said. 'Enough buildings will be so badly damaged that people are going to find it too hard to live in L.A. or San Francisco.'"
a:Thomas-Fuller  a:Anjali-Singhvi  a:Josh-Williams  p:The-New-York-Times★★  d:2018.04.17  w:2500  architecture  regulation  disaster  San-Francisco  Los-Angeles  from instapaper
6 days ago by bankbryan
San Franciscans use a different voting system—and it’s way better. Here’s why.
"If you’re like me, you have strong political opinions that generally align with one party—but you also think that the political establishment gets a lot of stuff wrong. In the old voting system, fresh faces are scared to run, because they don’t want to pull votes away from establishment candidates, split the vote, and end up helping elect someone from the opposing party. Not a problem with RCV. People can run for office without hurting candidates they generally agree with. In fact, those candidates can cross-endorse each other—which basically means saying, 'Vote for me as your first-place candidate, and vote for my friend in the Democratic/Republican Party as your second-place choice.' In fact, this exact thing is happening in San Francisco’s mayoral race right now."
a:Charlotte-Hill  d:2018.06.04  w:1000  voting  San-Francisco  politics  from instapaper
11 days ago by bankbryan
Half of Silicon Valley residents want to leave, blame housing
Despite the Bay Area’s natural beauty and booming job market, nearly half of its residents now want to get out, citing a creeping disillusionment with the high cost of housing. Want to find more housing coverage and connect with our journalists? Click here to join our new Facebook group
bay-area  cost  housing  san-francisco 
12 days ago by kogakure
Facebook headquarters construction permits now exceed $1B - Construction Dive
In order to gain 20-year development rights and a waiver​ to height limitations at the site, Facebook agreed to pay the city several million dollars to fund city services and road and infrastructure improvements. As part of the package, the company will pay $430,000 in rent subsidies for “community-serving” professionals like teachers and law enforcement personnel, a $6.3 million affordable housing fee and a $300,000 annual payment to the city for 20 years, among other measures.
corporate-headquarters  facebook  california  san-francisco  Around-the-web  permitting  construction  this-week-425 
4 weeks ago by areadevelopment
No Filter
"That’s not me; it is a different Jane Kim. Kim is actually a very common Korean name. Even though we received these questions less than 24 hours ago, my team Googled 'Jane Kim' and 'Ivy Enterprises', called the company and spoke to this other Jane Kim who confirmed her employment. I would suggest the Chronicle also verify information received from opposition research in the future."
a:Jane-Kim  p:Jane-Kim  d:2018.05.03  w:2500  media  politics  San-Francisco  journalism  from twitter
5 weeks ago by bankbryan
Old Mission Barbershop In San Francisco CA | Vagaro
Bringing traditional barbering back to the culturally divine region of San Francisco through modern barbering.
america  california  barbers  san-francisco 
10 weeks ago by jbmorley
'Stop hosting GDC in SF' twitter thread
Emre Deniz: 'My GDC feedback was simple:

Stop hosting it in SF.

I'll be going back for tourist stuff but for the conference it needs to go. SF is a dangerous city and America is not welcome to non western developers.

The city hates us being there, we are worried being there, move it.'


The twitter thread is replete with scary stories of robberies, TSA hassling attendees, etc.
san-francisco  us  safety  gdc  conferences  travel 
11 weeks ago by jm

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